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from jail cells in cambodia and sweden to solitary confinement in denmark a founder of the pirate bay website continues his battle against the authorities and the case with powerful corporate interests at play. western powers to signal a rethink in their support for syria's rebel movement apparently acknowledging that the fall of also to put words to extremists such as those implicated in a recent massacre outside damascus. a new year approaching and a new start for thousands of russian prisoners who will be freed under a game changing amnesty law that just passed parliament it's good news for the punk protest band pussy riot as well as the greenpeace activists arrested in an arctic drilling protest. the two grains multi-million dollar deals with russia drug crimes and treason from kiev the most radical opposition leader who accuses president you
know called which of pawning national assets for a chance to fix the budget. six pm here in moscow you're watching r t international with me and he said no way straight to our top story this hour neither a killer nor a terrorist by the online activists and alleged hacker and he's being held in conditions worse than those of some mass murderers one of the founders of pirate bay isn't tangled in a complex legal battle accused by denmark of stealing millions of personal id numbers or peter all over reports. banged up abroad since he was arrested in august twenty twelve pirate bay found a ghost for its wattle vog seen the inside of jail cells in cambodia sweden and now solitary confinement in denmark it's just terrible as this man there to see that he
is being treated in this way like as if he were a terrorist hard criminal or violent criminal or some kind acquitted on computer hacking charges by the appeals court in sweden he now has to wait and see what he'll be charged with in denmark due to the intricacies of danish law there's no way forgot for it to know how long he'll have to stay in solitary if it was you know a decision or warrant that was made by a judge i was i was able to tell him you know for two weeks and then we we can go and see the judge but now because it's a decision made by the prison service i'm not able to tell him if there is i can't give him an a deadline whatever case is brought against got fred for now he spends twenty three hours a day locked in a cell by himself and the thing that upset him most didn't me as well was a divorce and now to have his books in this cell even scandinavia as most notorious
mass murderer anders breivik has access to reading material as he serves his sentence in norway for the slaying of seventy seven people those involved in online activism sometimes called hacktivism fear a witch hunt the treatment of graph. shows that the governments are scared on the act or worse than they do which they've tried to get help to worse for everything they think which might be illegal even if they are revealing crimes support for godfrey it is coming in from all across the world the likes of julian assange the activist collective anonymous of throwing their weight behind the campaign to get better treatment for a man they claim is be. persecuted because of his online activism on twitter using the hash tag an account got for its online alias his supporters flooded the social media site some accusing the danish authorities not knowing what they doing in the
case just see somebody does something online online means birds they agree can't control it but they don't really seem to get what they are actually accusing him of for his family his mother is allowed an hour long visit once a week for which she has to make a thirteen hundred kilometer round trip it's immoral i would say and i don't think the danish people understand what's going on in their presence saw tom denies the accusations of illegal online activity and the longer he waits for prosecutors to put together their case the more he becomes the face of online activism peter all over r.t. germany well rick fogging founder of the swedish pirate party thinks the danish authorities are acting independently in this case we can observe that throughout this entire ordeal starting with the raid against the pirate bay on may thirty
first twenty six a number of rights violations some more egregious than others have been committed and it's very hard to escape the feeling that governments are seeking to make an example out of god for it's far too rogue known as on a carter just to a scare others that might challenge the status quo and be frankly please the united states which kind of disgusts me to be honest i would certainly agree that he is a victim but somebody has to make an example out of him because he embarrassed hollywood. well the pressure first started to mount against pirate bay back in two thousand and six when the file sharing website got on the wrong side of hollywood it was taken down for several days when swedish police raided its headquarters as the government decided it was time to take action and two years later the founders
of pirate bay were charged and eventually sentenced to a year in prison for encouraging copyright violations so at home lost his appeal and was arrested in cambodia last year then extradited to sweden but finally ended up in denmark as so the suspect in a separate case. the syrian president is the lesser of two evils that seems to be the message from western powers to the rebels at the latest so-called friends of syria meeting the apparent u. turn was prompted by the rise of al qaida and other extremist groups there which may gain the upper hand if bashar assad's government falls in the latest incident dozens of innocent people were reportedly killed and tortured when radicals raided the town outside damascus r.t. arabic brings us this report. terror still fills the hearts of those who witnessed the militants entering the town about drugs they saw panicked disoriented people running for their lives and they ran themselves they will never forget the despair
in the eyes of those who were forced to stay behind we have no reliable way to communicate with the people trapped inside adder but officials are saying the atrocities against the civilian population are continuing our people are being butchered and even burned alive and every bit of news coming out of the town is doing a new blow to those whose families are still being held by the militants and everyone working for the local authorities was to be killed regardless of their religion organon an asian they were all taken to be killed they took everyone even those who supported neither the government nor the rebels they were all either tortured killed or used as human shields the things being done in the drawer unthinkable they're slaughtering children and throwing them out of windows and no one's doing anything about it because the syrian authorities say they have evidence confirming that massacres have taken place and address the dad led taqiyya and many other areas which remain under the control of the armed opposition that the situation in
syria has now deteriorated to the point that international norms of combat are no longer being observed it. is an industrial town with a lot of these residents working both in the private sector and for government agencies horrifying crying as have been committed in this town houses who are set on fire with people trapped inside and. the syrian army which is a position just don't side the town that continues to carry out surgical strikes as part of their effort to liberate address which is now the only hope of the families waiting for news of their loved ones inside the town. r.t. . as soon as reports of the massacre started to appear we got in touch with some prominent human rights groups to get details artist poles there is more on what they told us. the fact is that syria is so deep in crisis that the international community is essentially unable to do anything it cannot even verify various mixed
and partial reports that are coming from the war zone and this is what we see happening currently with reports that we are receiving from both address and aleppo what we are being told is that the military launched an air strike on where both held positions according to local activists at least one hundred people have been killed including some twenty eight children now the chaos in the country has led to the rise of extremist militant groups among the rebels and it is now essentially the extremists who are leading the way among the assad ranks now many both inside syria and the international community have been sounding the alarm bells from the beginning that this is what will happen but only now are others particularly in the international community starting to see what is going on in the ground. but despite concerns over who has joined the rebel forces washington says it may open up talks with the newly formed islamic front which includes some of the more radical
elements of the opposition so they are to cross start debates what these people are up to and whether forging ties with them is a wise move. and lot of these people are fighting it's assad and they might be religious but they're fighting against assad because they want freedom for their country and the other side is the dictator so he does not a democratic country and he's a dictator let's not pretend the round you know are they interested in democracy i've mentioned this before here they're not interested in democracy and also they're actually very much well you know everybody. keeps the country together that's that's that's what russia has been. their sovereign country they're killing christians they're killing druze they're killing our way it's they're killing. you know disagreeable sunni's who who are they are killing is the question so i think the idea. here that they would form a stable government let alone a. secular one is insane.
the trade deals that ukraine struck during recent talks in moscow may bring some or aspired to the country's economy but not to be anti-government protesters in kiev that's even though the issue that troubles the most a possible customs union with russia wasn't touched upon at the meeting my colleague josh we discussed the deal and there are likely impact with artie's venture capital host katie poll be the end of the day it came down to a practical economic decision ukraine simply can't afford the e.u. deal at the moment and russia gave a ferry good terms it's talk about that then so we've got the bond purchases which are fifteen billion in toto added to that is the gas discount as well so in combination that would equal twenty billion dollars it's just that the problem at
the moment is that that form reserves are dwindling and that's a real problem because at the moment borrowing costs are really escalating and that's where the risk of defaulting on your debt comes in and it was thought that they accepted the e.u. deal and not they still that russia has now put on the table they may have defaulted in less than six months which is quite telling you also on the e.u. deal so this unique approach we know he famously called it a humiliating and said it was a sum of six hundred ten million euro as it were also as in order to receive that money they would also have to enforce harsh spending cars also gas increases as well so if at the end of the day it was an economic decision basically i mean people would be bearing the brunt of it all in. you struggled with which could marry me if you think about it lead to more protests in the future and that was
a concern as well but they are still going on. and people are not happy at all but i can tell you that investors are happy day that's what i can tell you the overriding fact is short they're going to be getting three billion in three days now the point is the e.u. deal would have had long term benefits no one's arguing that but what we are saying is the ukraine economy could have defaulted in getting there despite the economic benefits the agreements with moscow have been branding branded as treason by one of the most outspoken protesters in kiev the head of the nationalist parties for border says president in a call which has become trees assets to win concessions from russia or to the next year or so he takes a closer look at who is leading the opposition movement in ukraine. an offer of support for ukraine z u s gratian is was not enough to persuade one of the country's opposition leaders elected revoke drop shoulders with the german foreign minister during his surprise appearance at the protests in kiev mr western valley is openly gay and they have to book sponsors for border has made its position on
homosexuals quite clear attacking gay parades the most but we want to build the country based on harmony and social justice we're being dragged into homosexual values by the western states and we will not allow that but homosexuals and people of different races are clearly not books biggest foes. any treaty with russia is not worth the paper it was signed oh. did he looks forward did not make up the core of the protest movement but there are clearly it's loudest voices and it's actions as well as words and the sort of the city hall and scuffles around it ten days ago they talk all the lenin statue in kiev and event described as the fall of the tyrant by the party and reckless vandalism by many others this is a crack in the pavement where the toppled lenin monument literally lost its head and if walk around the pedestal of what used to be the monument to the former soviet leader we can see some graffiti over here first one here says yellow card
which you're next and the one at the bottom says glory to the insurgent army of the 1940's in ukraine which some in this country believe to be freedom fighters who fought for independence while many others described as nazi collaborators on top of that and no militant field commanders believe were spotted at my done a man who fought as a mercenary in creation and south a sense yeah in all cases against the russians. until the end of my days i will kill russians jews that got me this british reporter brian flynn had a first hand glance at the militarized right wing forces in ukraine and of the you were twenty twelve football championship you went undercover into their training camp these are people very serious about what they do they train physically to back it up with violence and i watched while they followed live weapons and the presence of such people among the protesting crowd seems to cause no concern among european
officials walking on the same square. which is rather extraordinary isn't it to see somebody that the united states has banned from entering the country on the same platform senator mccain to see somebody who's been banned by the i says francis mistake statements for denying the holocaust who supporters actually in the streets of kiev still do make anti semitic as well as anti russian. gestures and slogans it does signify that the west and politicians are quite happy to use nationalist forces when it suits them that lack of reaction is particularly bewildering given many european statements about ukraine's right wing factions in the past and the burning over ukrainian football ground for not slogans in this stance so if you create does make it into the e.u. some day it will be interesting to see how people with such different values sit at the same negotiating table. let's see forty from key of ukraine.
washington's appetite for surveillance has gone too far courting to the bosses america's tech giants but are google and apple ready really rooting for a change or just desperate to appease angry customers we hear more in a few minutes. also nuclear fallout secret tests carried out some sixty years ago are coming back to haunt the u.k. as six service men say their plight is being ignored by the government. and the british prime minister health u.k.'s afghanistan. as a success even as violent attacks continue in opium farming booms across the country. technology innovation all the developments around russia. the future of.
welcome back to r t international live from moscow a far reaching out nazi bill that could pardon tens of thousands of people has been passed in russia's parliament not only would the measure give offenders a clean start but it could also put an end to some of the country's most controversial criminal cases parties or groups cannot has more. it's the twentieth anniversary of russia's constitution and this is a good way to celebrate this amnesty as plans to in fact up to twenty five thousand people including goals already been convicted of crimes charged and currently under investigation which means members of the pussy riot punk bank which currently are serving time in jail but they're all were say that they could be freed before the end of this year so they could get to greet the new year's with their families since one of the crimes that they were found guilty of was hooliganism and that does fall under this amnesty also the so-called article thirty the group of activists who were arrested in the russian north and are charged with hooliganism they were released from jail on bail but should see under this amnesty all charges
dropped against them as well and also is expected to affect some of the protesters were arrested during a mass protests rally in moscow on the in the square which ended with clashes with stories however we do know that this draft is not factoring those found guilty of serious crimes because of that of course is very likely to be released from jail sooner then his sentence will end now the stay do more of the lower house of fallen has passed that and the amnesty should come into force before the end of this week . and the scope of the study is sweeping as you go or mention only nonviolent crimes with relatively short sentences can be pardoned and aims as our aims to provide i should say relief for the more vulnerable members of society pregnant women pensioners and disabled the bill could become law as early as tomorrow when the point of it is to strengthen trust between the state and its people.
mission accomplished that's how the british prime minister described the work of his country's troops during a trip to afghanistan a year before they're taken out of the country but his comments have been ridiculed by critics who point to rampant terrorist violence drug cultivation and human rights abuses iraq war veteran michael prysner says the phrase high is a decade of futile conflict. mission accomplished as used by cameron because you know politicians don't really say hey you know that wildly unpopular war is that we sent you and your children to die in its legs over a decade well we messed up and it was all the way they're not going to say mission accomplished like cameron that we died for years in a colonial exercise that was a total blood soaked disaster due to the arrogance of the rich politician who thought they could dominate the landed resources of poor people in afghanistan
using the blood of working class people from the united states and from the u.k. for chairman to assert that there has been so called progress against the insurgency there is an absolute fantasy and yet another indication that cameron's victory speech was premature a taliban attack on a nato base in eastern afghanistan has left three insurgents and one afghan policeman dead is the second such assault on the base which is a vital checkpoint between the on the border with pakistan. the bosses of the world's top tech firms have descended on the white house urging president obama to rein in washington's global surveillance program google yahoo apple and many others have suffered severe reputational damage since it emerged that they were all in one way or another complicit in the n.s.a. spying but former cia officer ray mcgovern thinks this is all just a p.r. stunt. i think the internet executives are crying crocodile tears they've made
a lot of money out of it and sorry for you there are established routes and then a permitting the united states government to get trapdoors. they're losing business that's the name of the game for them and so yes they'd like to have a sensible rules to make it easier for them to do business particularly overseas but it's long since time for them to speak out about violations of the fourth amendment. the n.s.a. aims to make all individual privacy a thing of the past at least that's what the journalist who first released edward snowden's data leaks things at r.t. dot com we got the full details of his address to and you inquiry on the matter in which he says politicians are refusing to budge until they themselves are affected . and oklahoma environmental activists face up to a decade behind bars for protests after police mistake the glitter on their banner for a chemical weapon and accused them of
a terrorist hoax. also in mind today our heads on the international space station supply trips are put on hold until the astronauts go out and fix a recently fried coolant system that and much more dot com. they did their duty and were repaid with sickness servicemen with the royal air force were tasked with carrying out nuclear tests in south australia at the height of the cold war and artie's tests are sillier reports calls for the u.k. government to compensate them are getting louder. jeff lydiard was seventeen when he joined the royal air force and was eventually posted to mary lincoln in south australia nuclear tests were carried out there in the fifty's with some publicity but minor trials reportedly continued in secrecy until the my nine hundred sixty s. run through being. we knew every or for every fortnight aircraft flew in with
a nuclear flask. which we unloaded onto a lorry and it was taken away by the scientists we don't know what they were doing with what he turned fifty illnesses he believes were caused by his exposure to radiation that barreling started manifesting i started off with i had tb i then started having degeneration of my spine my daughter is gauze pancreatic condition which can only be of traced back to genetic source so i have the question in my mind. was it many was it because i was there and many others are asking the same questions even before world war two radiation was a hazard the problem is measuring it in a meaningful way very very difficult indeed nevertheless there is undoubtedly i think integration among the british authorities not to own up to any responsibility
these people were experimented on quite honestly i was disgraceful how those soldiers were created and they've long been asking the government for recognition and compensation their service is part of history and war you allies of future generations will not forget but for those who would actually serve the forgetting is not an option especially for those who feel but a decision they've made decades ago may have cast a shadow on dillard's of those of their loved ones if you look out of the country's nuclear countries a treaty that veterans and compensate them and recognize them and we stand right at the bottom of the table that is wrong france the united states and even the tiny aisle of nam have already done so with the ministry of defense maintains that while there is a quote huge debt of gratitude owed to the veterans the government rejects any link between veterans health problems and their military service citing a two thousand and ten health needs audit overall the range and severity of
problems reported was typical of older people in the u.k. in general any veteran who believes they have suffered ill health service has the right to apply for no fault compensation jeff knows the clock is ticking and while he's hopeful he has no illusions about how difficult the fight will be at the very least what he wants is this and say funk you we need cost money money to say thank you we're like goes. we don't exist does or sylvia r.t. london. i'm next to look into a surprise economic success story in qana. this is extremely interesting. strategically she told china. an undercover team of journalists trying to release wiki leaks documents about the how the united
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